This early work is Alexandre Dumas's 1849 historical novel, Louise De La Valliere. The Third instalment of the D'Artagnan Romances, it continues the narrative that started with The Vicomte de Bragelonne and ends with The Man in the Iron Mask. Louis XIV is desperate to solidify his position as absolute ruler of France. Impending turmoil forces the Musketeers and d'Artagnan to come out of retirement, but is it for the right reasons? A fantastic continuation of Dumas's famous saga, Louise De La Valliere constitutes a must-read for fans of his work, and would make for a worthy addition to any collection. Alexandre Dumas (1802-1870) was a famous French writer. He is best remembered for his exciting romantic sagas, including The Three Musketeers and The Count of Monte Cristo. Despite making a great deal of money from his writing, Dumas was almost perpetually penniless thanks to his extravagant lifestyle. His novels have been translated into nearly a hundred different languages, and have inspired over two hundred motion pictures. Many of the earliest books, particularly those dating back to the 1900s and before, are now extremely scarce and increasingly expensive. We are republishing this classic book in an affordable, modern, high-quality edition complete with a specially commissioned new biography of the author.